Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Then Sings My Soul
For hymn-, history- and book-lovers alike, “Then Sings My Soul” is a winner. It is the third in Robert Morgan’s Trilogy of stories of our most beloved--and perhaps unknown--hymns.
This volume includes the sheet music and story behind the author or composer of 56 hymns; the history of hymnody from Bible times up to Contemporary Gospel songs; six additional hymn stories, one being of the “rest of the story” behind It Is Well; and the author’s thoughts on hymns for private meditation as well as public worship. I loved his emphasis on not letting this rich history of music slip away in the next generation. There’s so much to uncover, we should never stop digging.
It is well written and easy to read. The design would make it a nice devotional, if you chose to read one hymn a day.
There are several old favorites, like Grace Greater Than Our Sin or Victory in Jesus, but also many that I was unfamiliar with, (and that is coming from an avid hymn reader). There’s an index of hymns and hymn-writers for easy look-up.
Reading this 3rd volume makes me want to find books 1 and 2 to complete the series!
I received a free copy of this book through Booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.